Ex-Super Eagles star Victor Ikpeba has condemned Kelechi Iheanacho for failing to kick the ball out of play for fair play during Leicester City’s 1-1 draw with Norwich City on Saturday.
Iheanacho was caught in the middle of controversy when he failed to give the ball to Norwich City for a restart after an injured player came back to his feet.
The in-form Striker instead ran with the ball to try and capitalise on the moment to score before he was hacked down by an angry Norwich City defender.
Iheanacho was criticized by the media after the game for his conduct and Ikpeba believed the player passed on the opportunity to do what was right.
“We all celebrate fair play in football, I think FIFA emphasizes that,” the former Monaco star said.
”Iheanacho should have been a gentleman, I think it was wrong for him to have continued to play especially after what happened.
“But Iheanacho is back in form, he is obsessed to score goals now so I can understand,” Ikpeba added.
Iheanacho was later substituted by Brendan Rodgers minutes after the incident.